The President of India
Shri Pranab Mukherjee conferred Lakshmipat Singhania – IIM, Lucknow
National Leadership Awards 2011 at a function in Rashtrapati Bhavan
today (November 30, 2012).
Speaking on the occasion the President described late Lakshmipat
Singhania as a visionary, business leader with outstanding qualities. He
said for India’s political and economic stability, it is important that
we have truly “inclusive” growth that benefits each and every citizen of
the country especially those who are at the margins of society and at
the base of the socio-economic pyramid. India needs grass-root leaders
who place people and their problems at the centre of the social,
economic and political discourse. It is only when each Indian feels
empowered to contribute to the task of nation building will India be
able to combat poverty, malnutrition, hunger and disease.